I had plans! Oh, yes, I did.
My plan was to spend several hours between Christmas and New Year’s Day working on some much-needed planning for school and my home and working out, at the very least, an outline for my 2011 goals. My husband took vacation time over the Christmas – New Year’s holiday season (which was delightful!); and so I thought there would be a few hours, here and there, that I could use to do that planning and goal setting. It’s an important task for me, and one I look forward to every year.
And I, the gal who always cautions you to “hold your plans loosely”, I was holding onto those plans tightly. Too tightly.
The entire week after Christmas dissolved into a blur of activity – some necessary, some fun – but all of it good. New Year’s Day found me catching up with a back log of laundry, tidying up my house, dealing with the last of the Christmas and New Year’s Eve left overs, and getting things ready for church on Sunday.
By Sunday evening, I was feeling frustrated, overwhelmed and plain old tired!
Yesterday, the boys and I were back to homeschooling and chores and continuing to pull life back into the normalcy of everyday life. I lamented the fact that I was now three whole days into the new year without any sort of plan in place or goals written out to strive toward, and no hope of any time to do that planning and goal setting in the near future. I put one foot in front of the other all day, doing what needed to be done. I spent time in God’s precious Scriptures, and my spirits were lifted, and with that lifting and the reminder of what He has done for me, the tide turned.
I’m still hoping to find that time for household planning and goal setting. It’s important. What’s changed is that I remembered my anchor!
(photo – Will’s new Leopard Geckos are just a couple of the fun & good things that occupied my time during the week between Christmas & New Year’s Day!)